This equates to almost 69% of our freshwater supply is being contaminated by chemical pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers, while also compounded with fossil fuels and emissions from heavy farming machinery. Causes: Urbanization, Illegal logging, Agriculture, Subsistence Farming. To date, resources have been exploited under customary systems and have appeared to be limitless. With 17 large rivers and more than 160 major lakes, Africa only uses about 4 per cent of its total annual renewable water resources for agriculture, industry and domestic purposes. Participate in your community's recycling program, or ask your local government to start one if none exists.
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Religions also suggest how we should treat other humans and how we should relate to nature. It started to emerge on an scale in the 19th century as the extraction and processing of such as in , , and developed much further than it had in preindustrial areas. The resulting mining pollution includes toxic contamination of the natural water supply for communities along the , causing widespread killing of aquatic life. The same chemical products can also run off into lakes and rivers, polluting the waterways. Rather it is about the creation of a framework or environment, which enables the assessment of issues. It gets to be more troublesome for the wildlife to get the assets they need in order to survive.
Two of the necessary actions must be proper planning and proper usage of natural resources. With respect to the environment, many scientists would argue that there is no greater single environmental threat than the continued growth of the human population. For centuries our numbers grew relatively little, but then began an upward climb about 1700. This figure is a 10 percent increase from 1990. Rogers's more than 10 years in conservation makes her equally at home in the outdoors. This is especially the case for people in poor countries who cannot afford to improve their circumstances. Water What will we drink without water? Direct misuse refers to such situations where the resource is directly destroyed or overused.
The biological components are: Plants Animals The physical components of the environment are : Soil Air Causes and effects of natural resources misuse The Environment influences an organism's life in many ways. Because cool people don't steal content or images without permission. Deforestation can result in excessive erosion and the loss of biodiversity the variety of living things and their habitats. This can have a negative impact on the health of local populations. Just look at how the already.
From a product lifecycle standpoint, we here in Germany are at least partly responsible for such ecological and social outcomes, by virtue of our increasing dependence on imported raw materials and the products made from them. In factories, for every one kilogram of goods which are produced, five kilograms of waste are created. Landfills come within the city due the large amount of waste that gets generated by households, industries, factories and hospitals. If government bodies are perceived as wasteful or irresponsible in their use of the resources, communities will naturally adopt a similar attitude. Often the exploitation of nature has been done in a non-sustainable way, which is causing an increasing concern, as a non-sustainable exploitation of natural resource ultimately threatens the human existence.
Cost of resource use to ecosystems a Environmental cost of extraction of raw materials: - disruption to environment, pollution b Environmental cost of transformation of raw materials into useable end product: - pollution c Environmental cost of disposal after use: - waste, pollution 2 Category Action Management Ecosystem Preservation Strategies for conservation of biodiversity and the genetic resource Sustainable harvesting of wild plant and animal species, Protected areas, national parks, wildlife reserves, gene banks Conservation strategies and legislation International organizations e. Biodiversity Web Roots of Biodiversity loss 7. You can make a big difference It may seem like there is nothing you can do as an individual to stop the factors that are depleting our natural resources. All land pollution is caused by a human impact on the environment and thus can be averted by our actions alone. But you can do something.
Effects Loss of forest area. The real question is will we so change the environment as to drive ourselves and other species to extinction? At this rate, it is expected that oil reserves will be exhausted in 80 years. In short, raw material extraction and processing always impact on the environment, resulting as they do in soil degradation, water shortages, biodiversity loss, damage to ecosystem functions and global warming exacerbation. Economic Impact: The huge cost that a country may have to borne due to environmental degradation can have big economic impact in terms of restoration of green cover, cleaning up of landfills and protection of. Environmental degradation can happen in a number of ways. The basis for this argument is that population affects so many environmental issues: the use of natural resources, the amount of waste that is pumped into the environment daily, the reduction of species habitat, the decimation of species through hunting and fishing.
These creatures are called area specific. Reducing this number, however, is increasingly possible with new policies and consumer practices. Greenfield land is often transformed to create arable land and in some cases whole ecosystems are destroyed in the process. Drilling for natural gas or mining for coal to meet excessive energy demands will negatively impact the environment See References 6. Reducing this waste would eliminate the need to overfish, and this example can be applied to numerous other species around the world. Misuse of natural resources refers to excessive use, destructive use or achieving imbalance between resources either individually or in combination. During the 20th century, consumption rapidly increased.
This means repairing damaged appliances, using empty containers, any buying durable goods as opposed to disposable ones Recycle : When a thing cannot be reused, we can recycle it — that is, reprocess it as a new object. For every four barrels of oil which are consumed, only one barrel of oil is being discovered. Your wise use of electricity, therefore, can translate into long-term savings in energy bills and also reduce the need for other purchases See References 7. Gumisai Mutume, 2004 Rough road to sustainable development From Africa Renewal, Vol. Farming requires large amounts of fresh water. As the rises and occurs, the influenced by the unsustainable extraction of becomes an increasing concern. Good governance implies that actions and initiatives are made known in advance to the general public, that different social groups be represented at national and local decision-making.
However, with economic development, money becomes a dominant subject of interest. Issues like overfishing, however, endanger ecosystems and deplete fish and animal resources to the point where humans could become food insecure. Ineffective Structures Human Institutions, Regulations and Attitudes Considering the potential of new technology and the accompanying advances in science, it is possible to foresee a world in which a relatively stable human population can live at a high level of material affluence, with wild nature continuing to exist in abundance and relatively undisturbed lands available for human enjoyment. Environmental damage in the form of loss of green cover, loss of biodiversity, huge landfills, increased air and water pollution can be a big turn off for most of the tourists. Improved sanitation, better medical care, and increases in the food supply came together to produce the rate of growth you see. One recent study, 'Beyond the Limits', uses computer modelling to try to predict what the likely effects of our current life-style will be.